In recognition of the excitement of the July 2017 workshop “The Prospects for Commutative Algebra” (http://commalg2017.jp), the journal Acta Mathematical Vietnamica (https://link.springer.com/journal/40306) has agreed to have a special issue devoted to commutative algebra, to be published in January 2019. We —

- Dale Cutkosky
- David Eisenbud
- Shiro Goto
- Jürgen Herzog
- Takayuki Hibi
- Ngô Việt Trung

— will serve as the editorial committee for the issue. We hope to make it an important document showing some of the best current research in the field, and we invite submissions.

Feel free to write to us with any questions. The deadline for final versions of the papers is September 2018, so we must ask for submissions by March 2018 at the latest.

Best regards,

Dale, David, Jürgen, Shiro, Takayuki, Trung